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A JUDGMENT ON HISTORY  THE WAR:       II

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Man is always faced with the often fatal dangers
arising from the processes which take place in
history. He is compelled to realize that the
processes of history are fatal, inhuman forces,
quite indifferent to his fate, forces as merciless
as they are non-human.

We find this merciless non-humanity in the f
history of the formation of states and empires,
in the struggles of tribes and nations, in revolu-
tions and reactions, in wars, in the industrial-
capitalistic progress and flowering of states and
peoples, in the very formation and development
of civilization. Evidently, the means with which
history operates, which are used by historic reason,
cannot be humanized, It is very difficult, for
instance, to humanize the state, that pet creation
of history. And at the saine time man cannot
escape from history, cannot put away his historic
destiny. The religious and historic conscious-
ness of Hinduism puts history aside, it is anti^
historical. But the life of the Hindu people has
not been made happier by that fact. It has lived
in terrible poverty and want and in the vast
injustice of the caste system, where pariahs are
not considered $s even human, Christianity jfe
historic : it recognizes the meaning of histpty
operates in history* , The Incarnation toot
in history, But Christianity, although: it &